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Written by Cynthia Vannoy
Hi. My name is Cynthia Vannoy. I was born and raised on a ranch near Clearmont , Wyoming . Since I was very little, I have been involved with hunting. My father and uncle guided eastern hunters for mule deer and antelope on our 20,000 acres of rangeland during the late 50s and early 60s. I married a hunter in 1978, and we continued to guide and hunt on the ranch, now reduced to 5,000 acres, due to my uncle passing away and selling his share to his nephew. During those years, my husband and I hunted in England , Jackson Hole and the Wyoming Red Desert . He operated a taxidermy shop for several years, and I helped him with the business. We raised two children, a boy, and a girl, now both adults. My son is a dedicated hunter/fisherman, hunting with both bow and rifle. He recently took a Pope and Young pronghorn antelope on our land. My daughter hunts, but not quite as much.
In 2003, I divorced my husband and took over the outfitting business, which I now operate under the name A Bar V Outfitting. The A Bar V being my cattle brand which was once my uncle’s and I now live on the family ranch. I now work for Hartman Taxidermy in Sheridan, Wyoming and enjoy seeing the trophy heads that come into the shop. I recently mounted a deer head, and it didn't turn out too bad. I am trying to think of ways to incorporate WomenHunters into my hunting business.
I have hunted Roe deer, Muntjac and Fallow deer in England; elk, moose, Mule deer, Whitetail deer, Pronghorn antelope, small game and birds in Wyoming; and ducks in South Dakota.
One year I hunted with the Lady Diana’s, a ladies bow hunting group in Wyoming. I hope to hunt Scotland someday.
I have written for Petersen’s Hunting, Blade Magazine, Knives Illustrated, Western Outdoors, and Wyoming Wildlife. I was on the staff of a now defunct hunting newspaper, the Wyoming Outdoor Reporter.
I was glad to find the WomenHunter’s website and hope to be an active staff member. Keep up the good work encouraging and supporting women hunters.
Articles by Cynthia Vannoy
Stalking Pronghorn With a Camera
Pets and Wildlife in Winter
Father’s Day Gifts For the Hunting Father
How Ranchers Help Wildlife
Valentine Gifts for Women Hunters
Teaching Our Daughters to Hunt
You Don’t Need a 300 Mag. For a Western Hunt
Making the Most of Your Guided Hunt
Judging Mule Deer in the Field
Choosing a Taxidermist
New Directions In Taxidermy
Lady Diana's Wyoming Pronghorn Bowhunt
Fortification Elk Hunt
Bobcat Hunting, Wyoming Style
Book Review: In Defense of Hunting
Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting
Christmas Gifts for Women Hunters
Expand Your ‘Hunting Season’ with a Camera
How to Spend a Weekend
Reflections of a Woman Hunter